Soft, sticky and yet rich Onion Marmalade makes for a wonderfully delicious topping for pizzas, bruschetta, sandwiches and burgers. Here is how to make red onion marmalade.
Looking for something easy and flavourful, that will add a twist to your Pizza, Bruschetta, Sandwich, Burger or any other dish that needs a good base, then you must give this Red Onion Marmalade a try.
We often use onions to make our Gravy and Dry dishes, either as a base for the gravy or to just give an extra crunch and flavour to it or use it in our salads. But there are very limited dishes, where we use Onion as the main ingredient. Therefore, here, we are making a delicious Onion Marmalade, where Onion is the star and we will cook it with other ingredients.
Learn how to make this easy and full of flavour Onion Marmalade which will get ready under an hour. The only consuming time in this dish is to caramelise the onions, which will give this dish a tremendous flavour. Here is how to make this quick Onion Marmalade recipe.
What is Onion Marmalade?
Sweet and sticky Onion Marmalade, is similar to Onion Jam, where onions are caramelised and cooked along with Garlic, Brown Sugar, Apple Juice, Red Wine Vinegar, Salt and Black Pepper.
Make sure that you cook the onions well, because if it is half cooked, then it will not give the same taste as the original marmalade. Keep the heat to medium while cooking the marmalade, as it helps the onions to cook evenly.
Stirring frequently will make sure that your onion doesn’t get burn and the marmalade comes out beautifully.
To make Onion Marmalade, we have used Red onions, which adds a beautiful colour to your marmalade. Also, brown sugar adds a beautiful colour and texture to it. You can also use White Onions as a substitute if you cant find red onions in the market. Balsamic Vinegar also tastes great to make this Marmalade, instead of red wine vinegar.
If you are looking to make Onion and Orange Marmalade, then you can add oranges along with onions or caramelise them in a different pan and mix them together later.
How to make Bacon Onion Marmalade?
To make a Bacon Onion Marmalade, fry the bacon from both the sides in oil until it is crisp and nicely cooked. Drain the bacon on a paper towel, so that the towel soaks up the excess oil.
Chop the bacon into very small pieces and keep it aside.
Heat butter and oil in a pan. Add onions, garlic and chopped bacon. Next, add salt, black pepper, chilli flakes, brown sugar and cook it for about 40 to 50 minutes.
Add apple juice, red wine vinegar, cook for another 10 to 15 minutes and your Bacon Onion Marmalade is ready.
Can you freeze Onion Marmalade?
You can store it in the fridge in a clean air tight container for about a month. You can also freeze it for 2 to 3 months in an air tight container or in freezer bags.
One great way to store this Onion marmalade is to make cubes out of it using an ice tray and storing it in freezer bags.
How to use Red Onion Marmalade?
- You can use Red Onion Marmalade as a topping for Pizza, Bruschetta, Open Toast, Tarts etc.
- You can also use it as a spread for your Sandwich, Burgers, Wraps or Rolls.
- It also tastes delicious on gourmet Hot Dogs, Hamburgers, Steak or as an accompaniment to Cheese Platter
- Use it as a dip for your Crackers, Wedges or Fries.
Red Onion Marmalade Recipe
Soft, sticky and yet rich Onion Marmalade makes for a wonderfully delicious topping for pizzas, bruschettas, sandwiches and burgers.
- 2 tbsp Unsalted butter
- 2 tbsp Olive oil
- 500 g Red onion Thinly sliced
- 5-6 cloves Garlic Grated
- Salt To taste
- 1 tsp Freshly ground black pepper powder
- 1 tsp Red chilli flakes
- 1/2 cup Brown sugar
- 1 cup Apple juice
- 1/4 cup Red wine vinegar
Heat butter and olive oil in a pan.
Add onion and garlic and cook for a minute.
Add salt, black pepper, chilli flakes and brown sugar.
Cover the pan and cook for 40-50 minutes on low heat, stirring occasionally.
Add apple juice and red wine vinegar and cook for another 10-12 minutes.
Remove the pan from heat and let the marmalade cool.
Store in a clean jar in refrigerator for up to 1 month.